SRAM is recalling the hubs after receiving a report of a collapse in Chicago. If you purchased these hubs or wheelsets, it’s imperative that you report any injuries to the manufacturer and contact the bike shop where the wheels or hubs were purchased.
While every accident is different, all accidents have something in common
Here at Accident Data Center, we read every day about accidents nationwide. We learn about where and how they happen, about the factors that contribute to them, and about the people who are involved. Despite their differences, all serious accidents have one thing in common - they tear people's lives apart in an instant.
In the case of a bicycle accident, it’s not always as cut-and-dry as one would think.
We came across this video of a cycling accident that took place in London, just about a year ago. Since it’s in the UK, the roads are backwards from what we’re used to, so you’ll have to correct for that.
Watch the video of the accident, and see if you can tell who is at fault.
Obviously, bicyclists are much more vulnerable than drivers and passengers inside a motor vehicle. That helps to explain why they suffer so many injuries and deaths each year, despite the fact that trips by bicycle represent only about one percent of all travel in the country.
Why motorcycles get such a bad rap, we may never figure out. Because of this bad rap, there’s a lot of myths out there about motorcycle riders. While some might think these are just harmless stereotypes, the truth is that these myths are getting people hurt, and often killed. Read more here about these myths, and the truth behind them.
It’s a fact that cyclists are getting more and more hate from drivers these days. Unfortunately, most of what gets yelled at cyclists in the moments after a near-miss is absolutely, 100% incorrect. Things like…
Downtown Los Angeles pedestrians might be getting a bit of a break, now that the city has begun to calibrate the timing on the signal boxes just a tad differently. The walk signals will now light up a few seconds before the rest of the lights turn green, allowing pedestrians an extra few moments to begin crossing.
A recent catastrophic accident involving two semi tractor trailers and six cars or pickup trucks showed how clearly large trucks have the advantage in an accident. However, does this mean cars are always going to lose in accidents with bigger vehicles? Increasingly, materials and engineering have leveled the field. Read more from Bill Coats Law in Bellingham, WA about top safety ratings for cars.
Seems like a no-brainer to wear a helmet each time you skateboard, bicycle, or inline skate, doesn't it? If that one statistic doesn't convince you to make this a habit, click here for this story from Bill Coats Law, a personal injury law firm in Bellingham, WA, with recent statistics and advice on buying a helmet.
It's no mystery. Wearing a bike helmet when you bicycle, skateboard, inline skate, or ride a scooter greatly reduced your chance of getting a brain injury. For recent statistics on bicycle crashes and injuries, as well as tips on finding the right helmet, click here for this article from Bellingham lawyer Bill Coats, a bicycle and car crash attorney.
Like on many holidays throughout the year, accidents spike on Super Bowl days. Are you hosting a party? If so, read this article by Bill Coats Law on how to keep guests from drinking too much and causing a terrible car accident.
Bill Coats Law specializes in wrongful death cases in devastating car accidents. With empathy and grit, our lawyers walk survivors through the complicated process of financial recovery. Click here for this guide to basic questions answered about damages recoverable in wrongful death cases.
Seat belts are known to protect those in cars and trucks, and are by law required to be worn. However, this is not the case for bus passengers. In the event of a serious bus accident, head injuries are not uncommon. If you have experienced a head injury in a bus accident, be aware of the signs and symptoms of TBI.
Life jackets on a boat are a must for safety, but unlike riding a bike, no boater would think to don a helmet on the water. So often all that separates our brains from serious injury with a hard object is our skull. If you've been hit in the head and are experiencing symptoms of TBI, seek a doctor's help immediately. To recognize the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury, click here.
Though the technology and design improves more and more with each year, bicycle helmets can't always protect bicyclists from TBI. If you've hit your head in a bike crash, know the signs and symptoms of this all too common problem, from this post by bike accident attorney Bill Coats Law in Bellingham WA.